RECURRENT ABORTIONS AND CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES

Mary Lucas, Isobel Wallace, K. Hirschhorn

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Abstract

Chromosome translocations have been found in three families with recurrent abortions. In each case the chromosomes involved in the translocations have been identified by a special staining technique, thus allowing a more precise prognosis to be given. Although parental chromosome anomalies are not a frequent cause of recurrent abortions, they occur more commonly than in the general population and it is useful to examine both parents cytogenetically. If a chromosome anomaly is found, and precisly identified, a more exact prognosis for future pregnancies can be given and antenatal diagnosis may be offered in suitable cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1127
Number of pages9
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume79
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1972
Externally publishedYes

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